Ailey’s annual return to the Auditorium Theatre is filled with opportunities to connect with artists, network with other patrons, and learn from experiences! We’re excited to announce a fully-loaded week of Ailey events for 2017. Check out some of the opportunities coming through the Auditorium this year. We hope to see you for one or more events!

March 21: Ailey Circle
Patrons and donors have the opportunity to mingle with the Artistic Director of Ailey, Robert Battle, at a private VIP reception located at the Stony Island Arts Bank. Co-chaired by Michelle T. Boone and Theaster Gates, this private reception includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, plenty of beer and wine, and a VIP orchestra ticket to the Ailey performance of your choice. Tickets to the Ailey Circle are $350, which includes transportation to and from the Stony Island Arts Bank.

WHERE? Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S Stony Island, Chicago, IL 60649


HOW? Click here or contact Kelly Saroff at [email protected] or 312.341.2364.


March 22: Revelations Wednesday
Patrons who purchase a full-price ticket to the March 22 performance of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Auditorium can add on a $5 workshop to learn the choreography of Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations. Taking place directly across the street from the Auditorium Theatre at the Goodman Center and beginning at 5:30PM, this is an amazing opportunity to learn directly from an Ailey dancer and master the iconic piece that’s still relevant today.

WHERE? Goodman Center, 501 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

WHEN? 5:30PM

HOW? Use promo code REVELATIONS when purchasing a ticket to the March 22 performance of Ailey.


March 23: Ailey Reveler Party – HURRY! Limited Tickets Left!
Patrons ages 21-45 are able to purchase a $45 ticket to the March 23 performance of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which includes a pre-show reception. This $45 ticket includes light bites from Troquet River North, 2 drink tickets for beer or wine, and a main floor seat in the back orchestra. Meet with other young professionals while enjoying a few drinks and delicious food!

WHERE? Auditorium Theatre’s Dress Circle Lobby


HOW? Use promo code REVELER when purchasing a ticket to the March 23 performance of Ailey.


March 23 and March 24: Student Matinee
K-12 groups of 10 or more are welcome at our one-hour Student Matinee performance which is designed for field trips and to enhance learning in the classroom. Includes a FREE Classroom Companion that will guide your students in preparing for the performances. Great for social studies and language arts classes.

WHERE? Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605


HOW? Submit a Reservation Form or call 312.341.2357


March 24: College Night
Join us at 6PM on Friday for College Night! Tickets are $20 and include a seat for the performance and a pre-show party with pizza sponsored by Bacino’s! Limit of 2 tickets per valid college ID. Must be picked up at will call the day of the event.

WHERE? Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605. Dress Circle.


HOW? Enter promo code COLLEGE when buying a ticket for Friday, March 24. Students can select any 2 open seats.


March 25: Dance Master Class
Study with the professionals performing on our stage! Company members from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will lead this master class workshop for students and adults, allowing dancers to work with the masters as they learn the technique and styles displayed in the performances. Master classes are 90 minutes long and are taught at an intermediate-advanced level, recommended for dancers with previous formal training. Costs $5-$20.

WHERE? Auditorium Theatre’s Katten-Landau Studio, 425 S Wabash Ave, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605

WHEN? 8:15AM

HOW? Click here to learn more and reserve a spot!

Learn more about Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater!